EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — More than a half dozen types of airplanes will be celebrating special anniversaries in 2016, and owners of those aircraft are commemorating the occasion at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. [Read more…]
A hot, humid, partly cloudy day in paradise awaited the thousands of Hawaii airshow fans who came out for the Sunday showing of the Kaneohe Bay Airshow held at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, on the island of Oahu.
Held Oct. 17-18, total attendance topped 100,000. One reason for the crowds was the appearance of the Blue Angels, who last appeared over the island in 2012. This was only their sixth appearance in Hawaii in the last 33 years.
On average, there is only one airshow in Hawaii each year, so there is excitement when an opportunity comes along to see one. [Read more…]
The 2016 Red Bull Air Race Challenger Cup will have three new contenders in the eight-pilot field, including Mélanie Astles, a five-time French aerobatic champion who has earned top 10 rankings at World and European levels. She is the first woman to compete in the sport.
Astles will compete against fellow debutants UK’s Ben Murphy and U.S.’s Kevin Coleman. [Read more…]